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What is the Fiber-Optic Advantage?

Fiber significantly increases the connectivity needed to run multiple high-speed devices for maximum broadband productivity. Fiber, particularly broadband optical fiber, will enable businesses to take advantage of the latest high-bandwidth and high-speed Internet at a price point much lower than current copper solutions such as cable and DSL.

With Velocity Broadband, businesses can connect, download and communicate faster and with fewer interruptions. With a fiber-optic network, business will have access to greater bandwidth for collecting analytic data, more dependable connections without lag time for businesses operating in multiple locations, and constant monitoring services with instant notifications and data if things go wrong. The end result is a system that's faster than anything currently available in Hudson today, helping businesses save money and operate more efficiently. 

How Adaptable is Fiber-Optic Broadband? 
After the initial lines of fiber have been installed, network operators can easily increase bandwidth—making it possible to update as faster technologies emerge. And, we can increase your speeds or lower your speeds to adapt to your changing business needs.


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What is a Gigabit? 
A Gigabit (Gb) is the bandwidth capacity at which data can transfer through the fiber-optic lines. Packages are available with less than a Gb or more, depending on your needs. A Gb is 1000 Mbps, faster than any option currently available in Hudson. Even more important is the download vs. upload speeds. Many current providers claim fast download speeds of up to 30 Mb in some cases. However, the upload speeds are often below 5 Mb. With Velocity Broadband, our lowest standard offering is 25 Mb down and 25 Mb up, far faster than what's available today. And if you're looking for dedicated service, we can provide it, all based on your specific needs.

What is a Symmetrical Connection and Why is it Important?
Many DSL or cable Internet providers advertise Internet packages claiming "100 Mbps" speeds, but they only offer 10-20 Mbps upload speeds. Velocity Broadband packages all offer symmetrical connections, meaning that if you have 100 Mbps download speeds you also will have 100 Mbps upload speeds. Upload speeds are important if you're sending data, such as credit card transactions, large data files to other offices, and video streaming or video conferences.

Why is the City Investing in Broadband? 
Internet speed and reliability has come up as a top concern for our local businesses in survey after survey. A thriving business community is critical to the economic vitality of Hudson—so we're making the investment to improve our infrastructure to ensure we retain our current companies and attract new ones. The City initially approached private providers to partner in bringing fiber broadband to the area, but unfortunately, they were not interested. So the City took the initiative to building a high-speed fiber network for our businesses. 

When can I actually get broadband for my business? 
Our service currently is available in the Boston Mills/Executive Parkway area, and in January, 2016 will be available in the Milford Road/ACME Plaza location. We will be constructing our fiber network in the rest of the downtown area in early 2016, so if you're in that area, now's the time to sign up. By mid year, we plan make the service available to businesses along SR 91 south toward Stow. 

Will my business need to purchase or install any special equipment? 
No. The City is making all of the capital investments. It's a simple matter of connecting your business to our network. 

What kind of service plans will be offered? 
We will be offering premium, intermediate and standard service options–something that fits every business need and every budget. Contact us for prices that meet your business needs.

Where can I get more information? 
If you are interested in signing up or have more questions, please email us at or call us at 330.342.9544 If you are a business and want more information, click here.